Friday, September 26, 2008

Lala's Style of Yesterday: A DIY Junkie Never Dies













  • Dress of pure glory: A skirt that was blessed with my magical hands and turned into a magnificent dress.
  • Skinny brown St. John Belt
  • Leopard flats: $3 Target. Oh Target, how I miss you dearly.
  • Gold mini coat: $6 Target


As the wise say, "You can take a girl out of the DIY, but you can't take the DIY out of the girl."



Being so far away from home has not as much made me homesick as it has made me craving a midnight rendezvous with Mr. Sewing Machine. I found this amazing long skirt at the flea market I went to last weekend. When I saw it, I thought "Oh. Weird." and then that ultimately turned into I had to have it moment although it was a hefty 5 euro. Thankfully, my roomie did the yeah-it's-super-cool-you-should-buy-it- or-else you'll-regret-it guilt trip on me and it totally worked.



Flash forward to Wednesday night or shall I saw Thursday morning. I brought one of those mini sewing kits from hotels with me so all I needed was the time to actually hand sew this piece around. Buying a pack of colorful thread from a dollar store gave me even more motivation to actually do the DIY. So I stayed up till 5 in the morning doing it. Granted, I didn't start until like 2 AM and was distracted with awesomeness that is the Heroes Season 3 Premiere. The DIY was super simple and hand sewing got the job done. I can wear the dress long or pull up the straps and create a bubbled mini or a tunic. I basically just took the snap up and made it into a one strap creation by cutting some extra fabric from the bottom pulls.



I feel uber successful that I was able to make something while abroad with limited resources. Life is good. Except the large amount of reading I have to do and am terribly behind on. But for now, I should go do some lack packing for a weekend trip to Venice tomorrow!



Ciao belle.

24 comments:

Caro said...

wow.. that dress is amazing :)

great trip to Venice !

xxx
Caro

issa said...

seriously fantastic!

yoncto said...

that dress looks totally amazing! =]

Melissa said...

I love that you DIY so much. It is 100% you.
By the way, I just posted my second vlog! Tell me if you like it!

gliffyfille said...

omg wow that looks amazing! especially with the jacket :D

wottoncool said...

that's loadsa zips, buttons, press studs, iron-ons in a skirt! but strangely enough it looks awesome. love your style lala!

Susie Bubble said...

The dress is stunning...I'm very distracted by your towel though...

miss milki said...

Wow - impressive!

DaisyChain said...

Wow, what an amazing dress, and I love your jacket.

Have a good trip.x

Karima said...

love what you've done with this. the whole combo is fantastic!

Hannah Cheeto said...

Wow. That is crazy/amazing!

Maddy said...

Oh you are so clever. I loves.

KD said...

I love it! I never thought I would see a metallic dress that I actually liked, but boy have you made me think again! Have fun in Venice!

Ziepurple said...

love your leopard flats
:D

MizzJ said...

Holy crap, you just did this randomly in a hotel room?! Amazing.

Shenanigans said...

Just simply darling

beccajanie said...

that dress is magnificent! I can't believe you made it yourself! Fabulous!!!

WendyB said...

The dress is awesome. Great job.

Anna Pope said...

Wow, I wish I were just half as good with sewing needles as you are! It looks amazing on you!

kokostiletto said...

you made that? that is absolutely amazing!

chnch said...

wow! great creation!! if only i knew how to sew:|

ryder said...

great great dress!!!
you made it? awsome.

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